On today’s episode of African Rhythms we heard some examples of Naija — contemporary Nigerian pop music — and a track by Nkulee Dube (Lucky Dube’s daughter) who merges South African tradition with reggae and pop.
Kristina plays the palo rumbas which was actually created in Spain around 1918 in response to the Afro-Caribbean beat. Rumbas are surprisingly the slowest of the flamenco cantes chicos. Also on this show, Kristina and acclaimed dancer/singer La Conja discuss La Conja’s lateral move from dancing to singing, and the consequences thereof.
Tonight we blasted off on our annual special entitled “Lunar Lunacy: One Giant Leap for Dubkind” commemoratrating the 1st moon landing July 20, 1969. From the “Dub Side of the Moon” album, to a couple versions of “Walking on the Moon” we travelled to the outer reaches of the known universe…in search of dub and other space funk.
It’s an all-music program, with music old and new from France, French Canada, and Louisiana Cajun music. Louise and Caryl also report on activities and films in the Twin Cities of interest to French speakers and those interested in French events.